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Virtual World, Virtual Reference
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Virtual World, Virtual Reference

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This are the slides for my presentation given at TLA Netfair about my experiences as a volunteer at the Second Life Library Reference desk.

This are the slides for my presentation given at TLA Netfair about my experiences as a volunteer at the Second Life Library Reference desk.

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    • 1. Virtual World, Virtual Reference at the Second Life Library Reference Desk Lorin Fisher SL: Juana Manuel Information Literacy Coordinator Alkek Library Texas State University-San Marcos [email_address]
    • 2. What is Second Life?
      • 3-D virtual world, created by Linden Labs in 2003
      • 462,262 residents logged in during past 7 days
      • Objects and environments in-world are created by residents
      • Economy with game currency Linden dollar exchangeable for US dollars
      • Education, business, and other organizations represented in-world
      • Separate Teen Grid for ages 13-17
    • 3. A Quick Peek
    • 4. Second Life Library and the Info Archipelago
      • Started in 2006, by Alliance Library System
      • 40 Islands housing other libraries and associations
      • Info International language areas
      • Subject and branch Libraries
      • Separate library services on Teen Grid
      • Online resource collections
      • Reference Desk staffed by volunteers
      • Events, classes, and courses offered
    • 5. Reference Service in a Virtual World
    • 6. Like Apples and Oranges
      • 7662 patrons, 4688 SL questions, 576 RL questions (2007 Statistics)
      • Average shift 2 hours per week
      • International patrons and staff
      • Communication via voice chat, text chat, IM
      • Heavy multi-tasking
      • Game specific information delivery tools
      • Good knowledge of game interface
      • Familiarity with traditional reference tools
    • 7. Second Librarian Life
      • Group tags
      • Griefers
      • Babbler (translation program)
      • Group IM
      • Interest area sub-groups
      • Reference meetings & training
      • Info Island web pages
      • SL Librarian listserv
      • Networking and librarian social events
    • 8. References
      • Second Life Library 2.0 Staff Worksite . 17 Apr 2008 <http://infoisland.org/drupal/>.
      • 2006-2007 ALS Annual Report . Alliance Library System. 17 Apr 2008 <http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/annualreport07/message.pdf>.
      • Dejavu, Hypatia. “SLLVR Statistics.” 2007. 14 Apr 2008.
      • “ Second Life Economic Statistics.” Second Life . 17 Apr 2008 <http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy_stats.php>.
      • Second Life Library . 17 Apr 2008 <http://infoisland.org/>.
      • Second Life: Official site of the 3D online virtual world . 17 Apr 2008 <http://secondlife.com/>.
    • 9. Selected Websites
      • Official Second Life website- - http://www.secondlife.com/
      • Teen Second Life (for Ages 13-17) http://teen.secondlife.com/
      • Second Life Library website- - http://infoisland.org/
      • Eye4You Alliance Blog -- http://eye4youalliance.youthtech.info/
      • Info Archipelago Directory of Libraries and Organizations -- http://infoisland.org/directory.php
      • Second Life Education Wiki http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki
      • Institutions and Organizations in Second Life http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL
      • New Media Consortium Campus Observer http://sl.nmc.org/
    • 10. Selected SLURLs
      • Info International Reference Desk http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island%20International/128/128/0
      • Info Island http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/128/128/33
      • Cybrary City http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cybrary%20City/128/128/0
      • ALA Island http://slurl.com/secondlife/ALA%20Island/128/128/0
      • Caledon http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20VictoriaCity/134/123/24
      • San Jose State University SLIS http://slurl.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/128/128/0
      • Cleveland Public Library http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cleveland%20Public%20Library/128/128/0
      • Bobcat Village http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bobcat%20Village/128/128/0
      • Silent http://slurl.com/secondlife/Silent/128/128/0
      • International Spaceflight Museum http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/128/128/0
    • 11. Thank you!

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